New ‘World Champion Edition’ Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

£550 for a sticker kit, Leo Vince exhaust, tank protector and Tom Sykes-signed air box cover

KAWASAKI has announced a new special edition Ninja ZX-10R signed by World Superbike champion Tom Sykes and limited to just 25 bikes.

The ‘World Champion Edition’ ZX-10R features the 2013 Kawasaki Racing Team sticker kit, a Leo Vince Evo 2 exhaust, a tank protector and an additional air box cover signed by Sykes. A plaque indicates that each machine is one of 25.

It costs £12,749, £550 more than the base model.

Sykes said: “Last year was a dream come true and it’s great to be a part of Kawasaki’s racing heritage. Now we have created these limited edition bikes, twenty five people can get hold of a little piece of Ninja history for themselves.”

Kawasaki said in a release: ‘2013 witnessed Tom Sykes becoming the World Superbike Champion onboard his Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R. In what was a fantastic year, with 9 race wins and 8 pole positions along the way, Tom and the KRT racing team created something to truly celebrate and remember.

‘To echo that celebration, Kawasaki Motors UK and Tom Sykes are now creating a Ninja ZX-10R “World Champion Edition” limited to just 25 examples in total and priced at just £550 over the normal retail price making the non-ABS machine £12,749.

‘The bikes will be liveried using a 2013 KRT graphics kit, fitted with a Leo Vince EVO 2 exhaust plus a Kawasaki tank pad. Additionally, each of the bikes will also be supplied with an extra air-box cover signed by Tom Sykes and an official, personally signed, letter of authentication.’